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This report examines the balance of competences between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of trade and investment, and is led by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Detail of feedback received
We received a number of submissions to the trade and investment call for evidence. The submissions, which were received from a broad range of stakeholders, were either in writing or oral. We also conducted a literature review of relevant material.
The Foreign Secretary launched the Balance of Competence Review in Parliament on 12 July 2012. This follows the Coalition’s commitment to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The review will provide an analysis of what the UK’s membership of the EU means for the UK national interest.
See the Review of the balance of competences for full details of the review programme.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is leading the review of competence in the area of trade and investment. Responses to this call for evidence, along with other sources of evidence, will be used to inform the report.
We are looking for input from anyone with relevant knowledge, expertise or experience. We welcome contributions from individuals, companies, civil society organisations including think-tanks, and governments and governmental bodies, from within the UK or beyond our borders.